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>> you'd be miserable. >> that's president overnight news this monday. it's monday, august 20th, 2018, this is the cbs morning news. the investigation into president trump's ex-lawyer michael cohen for alleged bank fraud is coming to an end and what mr. trump's current lawyer said about truth is going viral. >> no, it isn't truth. truth isn't truth. >> catholic churches hold masses of forgiveness in the wake of a scathing grand jury report on the alleged sex abuses of more than 300 priests. and a man is arrested by i.c.e.
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while taking his pregnant wife to a hospital to give birth. why officials say he was detained. ♪ good morning from the cbs 57 newsroom at cbs headquaters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne marie green. investigators are wrapping up their investigation into michael cohen for possible bank or tax fraud. also whether they violated campaign finance laws by trying to pay off women that had affairs with mr. trump. laura is here in new york with the details. good morning, laura. >> good morning. that multifaceted investigation maybe wrapping up soon. cbs news learned if charges are warranted they could be filed by mr. cohen by the end of the month. federal prosecutors are in the final stages of their investigation into michael cohen, president trump's former personal attorney.
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they're looking into whether he created bank or tax fraud with his financial or business dealings. they're also examining whether he violated campaign finance or other laws by arranging payments to secure the silence of women that claim they had affairs with mr. trump. that includes a $130,000 payment to adult film star stormy daniels. cbs news learned prosecutors could file charges against cohen by the end of the month. the investigation began under special counsel robert mueller that then referred the potential evidence to the u.s. attorney's office in manhattan. mueller is investigating any coordination between the trump campaign and russian meddling in the 2016 election. >> i'm not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury. >> the president's current personal attorney said an interview between the special counsel and mr. trump may not be needed.
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it lead to this exchange trending now on social media. >> it's somebody's version of the truth. not the truth. he didn't have a conversation about -- >> i don't mean to go -- >> it isn't truth. truth isn't truth. >> giuliani is trying to explain he is concerned mueller would attempt to catch the president in a lie. >> president trump yesterday tweeted about the investigation saying, quote, we're now in a period with mueller and his gang that make joseph mccarthy looked like a baby, rigged witch hunt. anne-marie? >> thank you, laura. president trump is insisting that white house counsel don mcgahn has not turned him on. president trump encouraged him and others to cooperation with the investigation. he was interviewed for 30 hours according to the new york times. the president tweeted yesterday, i allowed him and all others to testify. i have nothing to hide. the former cia director john
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brennan that had his security clearance revoked by the president last week says he's exploring legal options. he believes mr. trump's intent is to silence his critics. the president threatened nine other former officials that have been critical or are connected to the russian investigation. brennan, if it means going to court to stop the president, he will. and the jury debating the fate of president trump's ex-campaign chair paul manafort will begin the third day of deliberations this morning. he faces 18 counts including bank and tax fraud. if convicted he could face up to 15 years in prison. the alexandria, virginia trial, is the first case brought by robert mueller to go to court. the judge said he received threats and will not disclose the jurors' names. he is scheduled to go on trial for charges including money
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laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent. the highest ranking church official named in the scathing grand juryort on the alleged abuses of more than 300 pennsylvania priests cancelled a upcoming speech. the arch bishop of washington will not give his scheduled keynote address at the world meeting of families in ireland. churches across the northeast held a mass of forgiveness yesterday. the bishop of harrisburg who is accused of trying to protect two priests apologized. >> in the name of our local church i voice again my heartfelt sorrow and sincere apology to all survivors of clergy sexual abuse. >> the report claims more than 1,000 children were abused since the 1940s. formal charges are expected to be filed today against the
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murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters. chris watts was arrested last week. the bodies of his wife and two children were discovered on the property owned by the oil company where watts worked. the cause of their deaths has not been made public. police have not released any information about a possible motive. in nashville a man hunt is underway for two gunmen that alleged killed two people. the victims were gunned down outside of a bar early friday morning. investigators say it's possible the murders are connecticut -- connected to at least three other shootings this month. >> and the man detained by officials as he drove his pregnant wife to the hospital last week plans to file a court motion today. he was obtained because of a warrant in mexico. >> reporter: surveillance video
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shows her nine months pregnant and hysterical on the phone. i.c.e. agents just arrested their husband surrounding their car at the gas station while they were on the way to the hospital to give birth by a scheduled c-section. >> translator: they asked if i could show some i.d., she says and then she asked for her husband's i.d. that she said was at home. that's why they asked him to step out of the vehicle and took him into custody. she had to drive herself to the hospital. he's never even had a ticket, she says. the police have never stopped him. her husband has been in the u.s. for 12 years. immigration and customs enforcement said he was illegally residing in the united states but after video of the arrest was widely viewed, the agency released a second statement saying he was brought to i.c.e.'s attention due to an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest in mexico on homicide
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charges. >> were you able to confirm any homicide charges? >> no, so far we haven't been able to verify anything. >> the attorney admits they're both in the u.s. without the proper documents. >> it's not so much the arrest but the fact that they didn't think about the health and wellbeing of the mother. >> he's not aware of any mexican extradition orders for the father. he's being held in custody pending a removal order. cbs news los angeles. >> coming up on the morning news, an italian actress that accused harvey weinstein of sexual assault is accused of sexually assaulting a young actor and a dramatic water rescue is caught on camera. how strangers rushed to save a mother and her son. this is the cbs morning news. this is the cbs morning news. but when you experience sudden, frequent, uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying that are exaggerated or simply don't match how you feel,
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the age of consent in california is 18. the two appeared together in a 2004 movie. auto week says indy car driver robert wickens is in the hospital with orthopedic injuries after being involved in a massive crash at the pocono raceway in pennsylvania. >> it's going to be tight through there. >> oh my god. >> that's robert wickens. >> the 29-year-old driver was attempting to pass another car in yesterday's race when the two vehicles touched. his car soared into the air, hit the fence and spun around. the fence was shredded. it took two hours to repair before the race resumed. wickens was air lifted to the hospital. rolling tone reports the backstreet boys cancelled a sold out oklahoma concert after a
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storm injured 14 people. winds up to 80 miles per hour knocked over a metal entrance at the outdoor venue on saturday. winstar world casino and resort says it began evacuating people when listen was within four miles. some people didn't leave and the storm hit as the band was set to take the stage. phys.org reports on a study looking at the cost of contact lenses. throwing them down the drain could be contributing to plastic pollution and water waste. they say up to 20% of the 45 million contact wearers in the u.s. are flushing lenses down the sink or toilet. the study says contact could pose a threat to marine life. scientists say lenses should be thrown away with other solid waste and not flushed down the drain. the kansas city star says 700 u.s. department of agriculture jobs paying more ab want them.
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the usda says the jobs are being ved out of washington d.c. because it's difficult to attract qualified employees there. it also wants to move staffers closer to farmers. lawmakers are pushing the government to bring the jobs to the kansas city area. still ahead, greece successfully completes it's three year bailout program. what this means for the country. here's a look at today's after moisturizer but there's one... out of the water. hydro boost water gel from neutrogena®. with hyaluronic acid it goes beneath the surface to plump skin cells from within and lock in hydration leaving skin so supple, it actually bounces back. the results will blow you away! hydro boost and our gentle exfoliating cleanser from neutrogena® what might seem like a small cough can beig pbl r yorail talko your doctoiskor prmay for sevellnt t vacc against whooping cou
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♪ >> british auto maker aston martin is making 25 new db-5's just like the ones in the 1964 movie goldfinger. the car appeared in several other bond films after that. it will just cost you about $3.5 million. might want to pick up an extra job. on the cbs money watch now greece's bailout program ends, and the highly anticipated film "crazy rich asians" delivers big ndis at the new york sto ange witthat and more. >> good morning. the three year program to rescue greece from its debt crisis is over. the eu says this morning for the first
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time since 2010 greece can stand on its own feet. it cited the extraordinary efforts of the greek people and the good cooperation of the greek government. over three years nearly $71 billion was dispersed to support the greek economy and prevent a financial melt down. here on wall street investors will be watching the minutes of the federal reserves august meeting due out wednesday. it's expected they're upbeat about the economy and committed to additional gradual interest rate hikes. the fed chair speaks friday at the annual global central bank conference in jackson hole. he is expected to discuss overriding economic factors. stocks were mixed for the week. the dow and s&p gained ground. the nasdaq lost. nuer onee box >> that'ricuus. much more of a harry.
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>> timate vie ast brought in $25 million in ticket sales over the weekend and 34 million since opening wednesday. it cost justto produce. the thriller meg came in second followed by mark walhberg's mile 22. one movie that did not draw much attention or ticket sales was kevin spacey's billionaire boys club. it was released this month and made available for purchase on video on demand. the opening day total for the latest, $126 according to the hollywood reporter. more than a dozen men accused spacey of sexually assaulting them or making unwanted advances. >> you have to feel bad for the other people that put their heart and soul into that movie, including the other actors, really taking a hit. thank you so much, wendy. still to come, emotional family
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crackdown on sideshows. plus: shocking video shows a sacramento police officer slamming into a teenager with his patrol car. and: president trump's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani comes to president trump's defense. the new agreement he's making in the ongoing russia probe. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ rescue efforts continue in southern india after monsoons brought the worst flooding to hit the area in a century. soldiers helped rescue people trapped by the flood waters. 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 300 died since torrential downpours hit 12 days ago. the rains are letting up and the water started to recede but thousands remain cutoff in isoledas awascue and supplies. >> dozens of elderly south koreans are in north korea this morning for reunions with family members they have not seen in ar they haven't been allowed back since the two countries are technically still in a state of war. hundreds of others will be reunited temporarily next
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weekend. and a british woman was rescued after she fell off a cruise ship and spent ten hours in the sea. the 46-year-old woman that identified herself as kay, fell off a norwegian star cruise ship about 60 miles off croatia's coast shortly before midnight saturday. a rescue ship found her swimming yesterday morning not far from where she was believed to have fallen. photos show her climbing on board the rescue ship and she is seen smiling with her rescuers. amazing. so coming up on cbs this morning, major tech companies are encouraging users to cut back on their screen time and experience jomo. the joy of missing out. i'm anne-marie green. this is the cbs morning news. >> our top story this morning, missing out.
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>> our top story this morning, federal prosecutors are in the final stages of an investigation of michael cohen. they want to know if he violated campaign finance law by arranging money to secure the silence of women that said they had an affair with mr. trump. charges could be filed by the end of the month. former cia director john brennan is considering legal action to try to prevent mr. trump from stripping anyone else of their security clearance. he blamed what he called the rigged probe of russian election interference. the president said he may do the same for nine others. and formal charges are expected to be filed today against the colorado father who allegedly murdered his pregnant
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wife and two young daughters. chris watts was arrested last week. the bodies of his wife and two children were discovered on the property owned by the oil company where watts worked. the annual five day hajj pilgrimage is underway. the trip is in jeopardy for some muslims in canada. >> reporter: as the 2 million pilgrims again to retrace their prophet mohammed's steps they'll notice something very different this year. women are behind the wheel for the first time after the ban on female drivers was lifted, but some of the women that advocated for the right to drive are in jail. it is their immediate release that the canadian foreign minister demanded in a tweet
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earlier this month. unleashing a torrent of fury from saudi arabia that accused canada of interfering in it's internal affairs. and as diplomatic tensions escalated the saudi kingdom cancelled all flights to canada. for many canadian muslims the journey of a lifetime has become mired in uncertainty. he decided to risk it anyway. >> we have no idea how we are going to get back to canada. >> reporter: muslims are obliged to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lives. but now canadians are cancelling a trip they have been saving for for years and those already there are struggling to find return flights on other routes. cbs news london. coming up only on cbs this morning a former school grounds keeping dying of cancer that won a landmark judgment against monsanto opens up about the verdict. they deny the product caused the cancer and plans to appeal . >> plus how a massive new york bridge is now helping sea life and how some major tech
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companies are encouraging users to cut down on their screen time and experience jomo. what's that? it's the joy of missing out. that's the cbs morning news for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. the nature of a virus is to change. move. mutate. today, life-changing technology from abbott
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moment of it. >> i stalked your facebook feed a little bit. it's going to be a cool morning and we are in the middle of a cooling trend. right now 63 degrees in concord, oakland 59, 56 livermore, and 49 degrees for santa rosa. the temperatures will begin to climb and we'll tell you how warm we're going to get coming up in a few minutes. jaclyn? we have a car fire along 680 southbound right now, right as you're approaching westbound 237. so you could see lightsnd fire definitely a visual distraction. no backup just yet. we'll keep an eye on that and let you know how it's looking. bay bridge toll plaza,

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